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Cold Light from the Sediments of a Hot Desert: How Luminescence Dating Sheds Light on the Landscape Development of the Northeastern Atacama

  • Annette Kadereit
  • Steffen Greilich
  • Clemens Woda
  • Günther A. Wagner
Part of the Natural Science in Archaeology book series (ARCHAEOLOGY)

Abstract

Optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating is essential to establish a chronometry for the reconstruction of the history of the landscape development in the Palpa-Nasca region. To achieve this, we apply both traditional techniques based on the preparation of disturbed samples and a novel, spatially resolved HR-OSL technique used for samples with their original mineral-grain structure (Greilich and Wagner, this volume). The new technique offers a great potential to access new types of sediment archives relevant to geomorphological and geoarchaeological studies.

Keywords

Debris Flow Optically Stimulate Luminescence Luminescence Signal Sediment Archive IRSL Signal 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Annette Kadereit
    • 1
  • Steffen Greilich
  • Clemens Woda
  • Günther A. Wagner
  1. 1.Luminescence LaboratoryInstitute of Geography, University of Heidelberg69120 HeidelbergGermany

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